Why do I want to do a Video Blog (Vlog)? The thing is, I have nothing to sell; I have no particular message; my audience is anybody who wants to watch me; I enjoy using the technology, although editing is not easy, and thinking of what I want to say is a not easy either. It would appear that everything is against me. All of the pundits say just start doing it. I am almost ready to go, the last time I wrote about Vlogging (and not a lot has changed in between then and now) is that I haven’t sorted out what i want my back drop to be.
A lady, who produces a lot of vlogs on startling And running a YouTube channel is Gillian Perkins. Now, although she has some extremely good information, and I subscribe to her you tube channel, and I want my productions to be as professional as hers (a long way to go there);
I really want them to be more like:
Jack Hargreaves and
Dr. Magnus Pyke (the first guest to speak), whom I remember from the days of How? and who always impressed me both by his knowledge and his eccentricity. Is a person whom I would see myself modelling, in mannerisms and the like, he just struck me as entertaining.
I think I aspire, in my Vlogging to be like them.
The thing that is missing at the moment, is where do I want my “To the camera” bit. Technically, I’m set up for outside filming (although, I could probably do with a radio mic, but I can more than get along with what I have). I don’t think a garden shed type studio al la Jack is quite right, but I do want something that reflects me. i haven’t found it yet.
Also, I need a piece of royalty free music that I can use in my title sequence, which I don’t want to pay much for (I’m certainly not signing up to any of the sites for royalty free music – can’t afford that) so if there are any aspiring musicians out there, who are prepared to write & perform a 30 second piece along the lines of the Out of town piece and are prepared to let me have it on the understanding that if I ever start getting paid enough to live off for my vlogs, I will compensate them (under conditions to be agreed of course).